Thursday, October 25, 2007

A lawyer walks into a church...

The St. Thomas More Society’s 49th annual Red Mass, otherwise known as the “Lawyer’s Mass,” will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Basilica.

The mass, which has been celebrated since the mid-13th century, “mark[s] the annual opening of the courts and seek[s] the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit in court deliberations,” according to the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Its name is derived from the practice of the celebrating priest, along with judges of the High Court of England, wearing red robes to the mass.

What are your thoughts on this tradition?

Will you be attending?

-CHRISTINA DORAN, Assistant Legal Editor

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